Tampa Bay 31, Carolina 16

Sunday, November 14, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 14, 2010
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 73°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 44264

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Carolina 3 7 6 0 16
Tampa Bay 7 14 0 10 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 1-8 1-4 0-4 L3
Tampa Bay 6-3 3-2 3-1 W1

Recap

Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes and rookie LeGarrette Blount rushed for a score as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers posted a 31-16 victory over the visiting Carolina Panthers in an NFC South tilt on Sunday.

Freeman threw for 241 yards on 18 of 24 passing and did not throw an interception. He hit Arrelious Benn for an 8-yard score on Tampa Bay's opening drive and hooked up with tight end Kellen Winslow for a 20-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left in the second for a 21-10 halftime lead.

Blount rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries and scored a 17-yard touchdown for the Bucs (6-3). Cadillac Williams broke a 45-yard touchdown run with 2:42 left to seal it. Williams had 62 yards on five carries.

Despite playing without top running backs DeAngelo Williams (foot) and Jonathan Stewart (concussion), the Panthers had success against Tampa Bay's run defense. Second-year running back Mike Goodson rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries.

Carolina (1-8) couldn't get much going in the passing game, as rookie Jimmy Clausen completed only 16 of 29 passes for 191 yards - 50 of which came on the Panthers' final drive.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Carolina   Tampa Bay
Mike Goodson Player LeGarrette Blount
23 Attempts 19
100 Yards 91
4.4 Avg Yards 4.8
0 Touchdowns 1
18 Long 24
Receiving
Carolina   Tampa Bay
Steve Smith Player Mike Williams
3 Receptions 4
47 Yards 68
15.7 Avg Yards 17.0
0 Touchdowns 0
34 Long 28

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Carolina 300 118 182 1 3 0 1.0 0
Tampa Bay 421 186 235 4 1 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Panthers have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .111 after a loss.
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